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Study Abroad Administrators Security Overseas Seminar

Date: 5/2012 Description: SOS Logo © State Dept Image

In this two-day seminar, study abroad administrators, faculty, and staff will identify security threats associated with study abroad programs and develop effective strategies to overcome them.

Department of State subject matter experts will instruct participants on personal security issues, including current crime trends and how to reduce risks. Presenters will include officials from the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), a division of the Diplomatic Security office, and the Consular Affairs Bureau, a division that assists victims of crimes overseas.

These experts will share security guidance and information on topics such as:

  • International Personal Security Overview
  • Site Selection and Assessments
  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Response
  • Environment, Living, and Transportation Hazards
  • Services Available to American Citizens
  • Legal Issues for Study Abroad Administrators
  • Cross-Cultural Awareness and Security
  • Human Side of Crisis Management

Participants will have a unique opportunity to meet the professionals who provide routine and emergency services overseas. This course will not only help improve existing security measures, it will also help administrators create new, effective plans for the future.

Participant Feedback:

"This is definitely one of the best conference/sessions I have ever attended in 13 years of study abroad. Every speaker is so well-qualified and incredibly engaging. I really never lost my train of thought or found myself distracted once!"

"This was a worthwhile seminar, worth my institution's investment. I learned something from each presenter. Thank you!"


Course Information:
Date: June 2-3, 2016
Cost: $420

How to Register
Please fill out the forms available here. If your organization is already an OSAC constituent, use your OSAC logon and password. If your organization is not an OSAC constituent, please click the "How to Join OSAC" button to create your free membership account which can be used to register for the PSOS course.

Email the Transition Center's SOS team at or visit the Overseas Security Advisory Council website for more information.


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